Clark County child welfare director resigns

Clark County’s child welfare leader — often criticized by child advocates and defended by county management — has announced she is resigning. Officials confirmed Wednesday that Clark County Department of Family Services Director Lisa Ruiz-Lee is stepping down from her position, although an effective date has not yet been set.

NY Giants player offered baseball contract

When he’s not making spectacular one-handed catches for the New York Giants, Odell Beckham Jr. can bend a soccer ball like David Beckham, kick field goals, dunk basketballs and crush baseballs over the fence from both sides of the plate.

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Culprit sought in robbery of west valley beauty supply store

Las Vegas police are asking for the public’s help in finding the man involved in the Monday robbery of a Sally Beauty Supply in the west valley. Officers were called just before 3 p.m. to the beauty supply store at 927 S. Rainbow Blvd., near West Charleston Boulevard, where a man entered the business armed with a gun and stole undisclosed merchandise.

Police seek man in south valley Subway robbery

Las Vegas police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man involved in a June 20 robbery of a south valley Subway. Police were called about 1:15 a.m. to the sandwich shop at 4262 Blue Diamond Road, near Arville Street, where a man entered the business, approached the counter and pulled out a gun, demanding money from the cashier.


Nevada fishing report, July 2, 2015

LAKE MEAD — Largemouth bass and striped bass are both giving anglers something to talk about. Stripers have been working the surface for shad and anglers are finding the best fishing in the evenings until dark or in the grey light of morning. Get an early start to avoid the heat of the day. Those fishing for both black bass and stripers report that artificial lures have been the most productive. Catfish are taking anchovies fished in the coves.



Woes linger for state health insurance exchange enrollees

The woes haven’t ended for enrollees who had first-year sign-up troubles through the state’s health insurance exchange. Officials with Nevada Health Link said Wednesday that some consumers sent the wrong paperwork to qualify for an exemption from a federal tax for being uncovered in 2014.

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EDITORIAL: Case closed, prosecutors still won’t release HOA fraud files

The Justice Department went to outrageous lengths to keep its Southern Nevada homeowner association fraud case cloaked in secrecy for seven years. Federal prosecutors are prepared to go even further to keep the public from ever knowing the depth of the conspiracy and the scope of the investigation.

EDITORIAL: Sealing of doctor’s case failed the public interest

For those who don’t fully appreciate the importance of open government in protecting the public and holding institutions accountable — or why this newspaper advocates for transparency so frequently — we present disgusting, disturbing allegations against Dr. Binh “Ben” Minh Chung.


Here’s how to make your Chrome browser way better

The Web can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re a Google Chrome user, there are thousands of browser plug-ins called “extensions” that can make it easier to stay on top everything you do online.

Trump Hotels may be victim of credit card breach

Real estate developer Donald Trump’s string of luxury hotel properties, The Trump Hotel Collection, could be the latest victim of credit card breach, KrebsonSecurity reported, citing data shared by several U.S.-based banks.